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Walgreens discloses customer breach
after physical store break-ins

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Posted By: AltaD, 7/28/2020 10:25:54 AM

Theives stole prescription drugs and Walgreens customer information when stores were looted during protests in late May and early June, the pharmacy chain disclosed Monday. “Like many retailers, pharmacies and local businesses across the country, we recently had a number of stores sustain varying degrees of damage as a result of vandalism and theft," a Walgreens spokesperson said in a statement. "As part of a comprehensive investigation and review of the damage, we learned there was also limited unauthorized access to certain patient information at some of these damaged locations.(Snip)a trove of personal information was accessed, such as names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, birth dates, medications, and health insurance information.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: lftrn97 7/28/2020 10:39:29 AM (No. 492887)
Peaceful protests...boycott Walgreens!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: 504pc 7/28/2020 11:07:52 AM (No. 492922)
The biggest problem is safety of the customer. Cancer patients still get strong pain killers and anti anxiety medications. The thieves look at the address on the bottle and figure theirs more pain killers in the house and go looking for them.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: smokincol 7/28/2020 11:31:50 AM (No. 492936)
what are the Walgreens people afraid of. it was just a "peaceful" demonstration. no harm done.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MrDeplorable 7/28/2020 1:00:05 PM (No. 493001)
Those poor baby daddies, reduced to breaking into a pharmacy to steal prescription drugs to sell to get money to buy food and clothing for their fifteen chirren by nine different baby mommas. Maury Povich, call your office.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: GO3 7/28/2020 1:54:34 PM (No. 493029)
#2 is right, but it's just the tip of the iceberg. Consider the potential for identity theft not only for personal gain but for establishing legends for these thugs to portray themselves as fine upstanding citizens to digitally and physically enter places where they can cause more havoc. Anytime records are stolen or compromised, such as when Saddam looted Kuwait in 1991, all sorts of cover can be set up for covert operatives many months or years later. That to me is the most worrisome thing when this type of thing happens.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Philipsonh 7/28/2020 5:07:52 PM (No. 493149)
In other words, SOMEONE knew the passwork to the computer system. Am I wrong ?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hoosier 7/28/2020 5:29:38 PM (No. 493165)
I heard there was nothing left but condoms and fathers-day cards.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: dst4life 7/28/2020 6:42:38 PM (No. 493211)
#2, you said it all!! The thieves also want contact information so they can track patients via their cell phones. They will stalk them, ambush them, and steal their medication. Think it can't or doesn't happen??!! Think again. Welcome to the brave new world. I talked to a healthcare provider who worked in a pain clinic about this. She expressed concern about their patients being accosted and robbed after they pick up their prescriptions.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 7/28/2020 7:07:29 PM (No. 493231)
THIS is one reason I use our locally owned pharmacy! Will never shop at Walmart again!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 7/28/2020 11:46:58 PM (No. 493392)
I don't have any sympathy for Walgreens. They sent out an email that they were supporting BLM and rebuilding the stores criminals burned down in Chicago. I called them and said if all lives didn't matter, especially the elderly filling prescriptions there (I wouldn't), then I won't shop there. Both Walgreens and CVS violate HIPPA laws. You can stand near the pharmacy and hear every word of a person in the drive thru. One time a man I never saw before, was picking up a script of my neighbor. They do nothing to protect your privacy.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 7/29/2020 10:20:02 AM (No. 493726)
Rarely have I gone into a Walgreens, however, I never shall again.
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